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Pacerone Class Action Lawsuit

Pacerone Class Action Lawsuit

Pacerone is a medication for people with severe irregular heart rhythm. Unfortunately, it is very toxic and causes side effects in many parts of the body. The side effects include lung damage, liver disease, blindness, heart problems, and death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pacerone induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Pacerone is a brand-name for amiodarone, which is used to restore normal heart rhythm in patients with severe arrhythmias. It is only approved as a “last-resort” because it is toxic in many vital organs.

An estimated 15-50% of patients on Pacerone develop severe side effects, usually in the lungs, liver, thyroid, heart, or eyes. About 20% of patients must stop taking it due to severe complications.

FDA Warning: Pulmonary Toxicity

The FDA issued a Safety Communication about pulmonary toxicity. This severe lung disease affects up to 17% of patients, and 10% of cases are fatal. Over time, it causes progressive scarring in the lungs that makes it harder to breathe.

Loss of Vision and Blindness

Another common side effect of Pacerone is vision loss. Studies estimate that 2% of patients develop vision problems. While most improve after discontinuing Pacerone, about 20% go legally blind in at least one eye. Furthermore, 90% of patients develop corneal deposits in the eyes. Corneal deposits are usually asymptomatic, but 2-5% of patients see “halos” around lights.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our trial attorneys are not filing a Pacerone class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits involving severe side effects, such as:

  • Lung damage
  • Pulmonary toxicity
  • Blindness
  • Liver disease
  • Severe irregular heart rhythm
  • Death

About Class Actions

Class actions are a great way for a lot of people to seek refunds. The lawsuit is filed by a “class representative” on behalf of everyone with the same legal claim. Any compensation awarded is divided and shared equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have disadvantages. Members may have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement. While class actions do improve efficiency, they are not designed to maximize the payout for individual members with the worst injuries.

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits against companies that sell defective, dangerous products. People who were injured by Pacerone may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more.

Do I have a Pacerone Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pacerone induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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